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Department of Finance News

The finance discipline can be classified into three areas: corporate finance, investments, and finance markets and institutions. The department of finance offers a major and minor in finance and prepares its students for successful careers in corporate management, depository institutions, investment management, and financial services.

Current Finance News

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People | November 20, 2023

The finance lecturer and co-director of the new Institute for Financial Literacy and Wellness on the ROI of building connections with the banking community.

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People | October 13, 2023

The Lee Business School Alumnus of the Year has found balance between advising clients in Las Vegas' biggest industries or volunteering his time at local organizations.

The Sphere on the Las Vegas Strip.
Campus News | October 2, 2023

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, research, and academic achievement.

Financial literacy is only a few paragraphs away.
Campus News | September 12, 2023

UNLV finance chair Daniel Chi offers tips for financial freedom and details on the new Institute for Financial Literacy and Wellness.

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Campus News | August 4, 2023

Investing in the future is a defining principle for longtime finance professor whose donation created new experiential learning program.

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Campus News | July 12, 2023

Navigating the world of finance might seem intimidating, but UNLV is equipping students with the tools they need for financial success.

Finance In The News

November 13, 2023

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Vegas Inc
November 6, 2023

Student loans, housing and ever-increasing inflation are just a few of the fiscal challenges facing college students nationwide, and a new UNLV initiative has aimed itself at helping students weather the financial storm.

KCBS Radio
September 19, 2023

Physical and mental health are important to our overall well being. ...but what about financial health? Our next guest says it’s simply math, not magic.

Vegas Inc
May 22, 2023

The financial preparedness of new generations of adults in the United States has steadily declined since Generation X—the age group that preceded millennials—first came onto the scene, says Matt Bees, a Las Vegas-based senior financial adviser at Wells Fargo.

Vegas Inc
May 22, 2023

I am an optimistic person living in a sunny state, yet I’m going to start this with some gloomy numbers: 40% of Americans cannot come up with $400 emergency cash; the average American couple only has $5,000 put away for retirement; only a third of working Americans are saving money in an employer-sponsored or tax-deferred retirement account. This list can go on for very long.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 28, 2023

While Supreme Court Justices heard arguments over President Joe Biden’s effort to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in federal student debt, supporters of loan forgiveness rallied outside. The conversation surrounding student loan repayment has encouraged the Department of Finance at The University of Nevada Las Vegas to teach more financial literacy.

Recent Finance Accomplishments

October 19, 2023
Daniel Chi (Finance) presented his research paper, “Information Technology and the Information Content of Financial Markets,” at the 2023 Financial Management Association (FMA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. FMA is the world’s premier association on finance research and education. Chi’s paper was selected as a semifinalist for the best paper…
September 18, 2023
Xin Fan (Finance) had a research paper, "Publicly Traded Debt Restructuring Methods, Corporate Investment, and Debt Contracting," accepted for publication by Management Science, which is considered an “A+” journal in Business. The study compares the economic role of two publicly traded debt restructuring methods: coercive bond exchange offers and…
May 23, 2023
Daniel Chi (Finance) recently wrote a guest column published in VEGAS INC titled, "Compounding interest can make us all millionaires, and taking interest in sharing this phenomenon can educate all Nevadans." Chi shares the gloomy state of personal finances in the U.S. along with advice that if implemented could make anyone a millionaire. He also…
December 18, 2022
Steven Wei Ho (Finance, Business) had a paper (co-authored with Alexandre Lauwers at The Graduate Institute, Geneva): “Is There Smart Money? How Information in the Commodity Futures Market Is Priced into the Cross-Section of Stock Returns with Delay,” accepted for publication by the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, which is a…
May 14, 2022
G Liu (Finance) and Manoj Sharma (Social and Behavioral Health) presented an interdisciplinary poster entitled, “Effect of Fear of Missing Out in Cryptocurrencies and Meme Stocks in a University Population” at the 15th annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling held in Las Vegas earlier this month. Liu, a graduate student, secured a grant…
March 17, 2022
Congratulations to the recipients of these 2022 UNLV teaching awards: Outstanding Teaching by Part-Time Faculty Award Xiaoling Hays - Chinese/World Languages and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts Elizabeth "Hope" Hinchman - School of Nursing Yousif Muradian - Finance, Lee School of Business Hiroko Tadano - Japanese/World Languages and…